And Now, Muppet Burlesque! [NSFW]

This past weekend, we all rediscovered our love for the Muppets, those fuzzy avatars of cuteness and the can-do spirit. And you know, when some of us think that it's time to play the music and light the lights, our thoughts turn... frisky.

That's why there's Muppet Burlesque, in many cities across the U.S. As Buffy the Vampire Slayer almost said, "I love sweet muppety sex." Check out some pictures and videos. But be warned — it's not for everybody, and it could be NSFW.

Top images: Shannon Cottrell/L.A. Weekly and Samuel Hernandez via Lili VonSchtupp

Muppet Burlesque shows have taken part in cities all across this great nation. There's been a Muppet Show at The Delancey in New York, a Monday Night Tease! show at the 3 of Clubs in Los Angeles, Kentucky Fried Woman in Oakland, CA, plus shows in Seattle and elsewhere. Many people just enjoy watching hot ladies (and the occasional gent) in Muppet costumes taking it all off. It's all in the spirit of fun, irony and campy performance that makes burlesque so awesome.

Plucky Charms plays the ukelele and sings "Rainbow Connection" in a Kermit The Frog costume for The Muppet Show: A Jim Henson Tribute of Burlesque Proportions. Tues. Mar. 30, 2010 at The Delancey, NYC. I like the guy who shouts, "I feel funny in the tadpole area."

And Now, Muppet Burlesque! [NSFW]

Vixen Violette as Fozzie Bear. Photo by Shannon Cottrell, via L.A. Weekly

And Now, Muppet Burlesque! [NSFW]

Vixen Violette as Fozzie Bear. Photo by Shannon Cottrell, via L.A. Weekly.

And Now, Muppet Burlesque! [NSFW]

Dizzy Von Damn! as The Great Gonzo. Photo by Shannon Cottrell, via L.A. Weekly

And Now, Muppet Burlesque! [NSFW]

Dizzy Von Damn! as The Great Gonzo with an exploding chicken finale. Photo by Shannon Cottrell, via L.A. Weekly

And Now, Muppet Burlesque! [NSFW]

Lavendar La Rue as Beaker, photo by Shannon Cottrell via L.A. Weekly

And Now, Muppet Burlesque! [NSFW]

Lavendar La Rue as Beaker, photo by Shannon Cottrell via L.A. Weekly

Kimberlee Rose strips to "Mahna Mahna!"

And Now, Muppet Burlesque! [NSFW]

Dizzy Von Damn! as Gonzo the Great, photo by Shannon Cottrell via L.A. Weekly

And Now, Muppet Burlesque! [NSFW]

Alotta Boutte as Cookie Monster, from the Kentucky Fried Woman show in Oakland. Photo by Amelia Mae Paradise on Flickr.

And Now, Muppet Burlesque! [NSFW]

Jenny C'est Quoi as Miss Piggy, via Asylum.com. Photo by Ben Trivett.

And Now, Muppet Burlesque! [NSFW]

Big Bird at the Delancey in New York. Photo by Eric Harvey Brown, via Time Out New York.

And Now, Muppet Burlesque! [NSFW]

Cookie Monster at the Delancey in New York. Photo by Eric Harvey Brown, via Time Out New York.

Kat Mandu as Miss Piggy for The Muppet Show: A Jim Henson Tribute of Burlesque Proportions. Tues. Mar. 30, 2010 at The Delancey, NYC

Hard Corey as Oscar the Grouch at the Delancey, NYC

Evilyn SinClaire as Miss Piggy in Seattle.